Week 92: The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley book review The genius of Patricia Highsmith in this, her first Tom Ripley novel, is to create a villain so complex and vulnerable that you can't help rooting for him. He cons his way through life, defrauds and exploits those who trust him, and even commits murder. Twice. And yet [...]

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Week 91: The Inheritance of Loss

The Inheritance of Loss book review   Kiran Desai's second novel, which was awarded the Man Booker Prize in 2006, is a multigenerational tale of migration, identity, and the cultural legacy of colonialism. If this sounds a bit too academic for your tastes, let me assure you that The Inheritance of Loss, while disturbing [...]

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